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History Never Repeats

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History Never Repeats - Inspiration Vs Self-Inspired Johanna Davey Throughout history many new styles of art have been originally born and developed by different cultures and famous artists. From Renaissance to Impressionism, Fauvism to Cubism and even the "primitive" pictures of our distant ancestors the style of art has changed. The difference in the art styles is often very obvious but the more we move into the modern era the more art has evolved and conjoined with each other. But have all the styles of art been discovered and named or are modern day artists still creating pieces that are self-inspired? Self-Inspiration is defined as inspired by ones self. The self-inspiration is drawn from the experiences and emotional happenings in the artist's life and this creates a painting are often similar to a listed 'style" but with a unique and modern flair which twists this style beyond its usual boundaries. In this article I will discuss the difference between two inspired art pieces and two art pieces that have an underlying self inspiration. "Calm at Five Hills," by Ralph Wilson is naturally a realism painting. ...read more.

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The message of this painting is that "there is no ease between partners anymore."2 The painting is a diptych of two canvases with a black and red painting of a horse featuring in the background of both canvases (the rear end on the left panel and the front end on the right). In the left hand panel a man is standing looking into the right hand panel at what appears to be his wife. His wife is sitting on a chair smoking a cigarette completely ignoring her husband. A small dog is painted half on one canvas and half on the other as if he is trapped between the pair. It appears that the man is in conflict with his wife through the way he stands in a stern manner and the he looks at his wife in a disapproving manner. Inspiration can also come from styles as far back as the primitive works of early humans and also from aboriginal culture. "Beast in the Garden" by Karen Papacek is a triptych set up where each canvas is a separate painting. ...read more.

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Messages may however be evident in inspired paintings yet it is the nature of the message that labels the painting. A message that is drawn from the artist's own experiences and/or emotions is self-inspired but messages from inspiration paintings are drawn from happenings to someone else say a war or child abuse in Africa. It does not matter as to whether the painting is inspired or self-inspired as the appeal of a painting is depicted by every brush stroke on the canvas. Images 2, Contemporary Australian Art, Nevill Drury * The World of Nature; Plate 5, "Calm At Five Hills" by Ralph Wilson * Figures and Portraits; Plate 59, "Between Us" by James Guppy * Figures and Portraits; Plate 74, "Beast in the Garden" by Karen Papacek * Contemporary Aboriginal Paintings; Plate 283, "Yellow Lilies" by Lin Onus 1 Images 2, Contemporary Australian Art, Nevill Drury; Page 67, James Guppy, Artists Comment 2 Images 2, Contemporary Australian Art, Nevill Drury; Page 67, James Guppy, Artists Comment 3 Images 2, Contemporary Australian Art, Nevill Drury; Page 72, Karen Papecek 4 Images 2, Contemporary Australian Art, Nevill Drury; Page 288, Lin Onus ...read more.

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